A breakthrough in wound healing
Profs Lim and Ladoux have discovered how keratinocytes form “bridges” across damaged skin, even in areas devoid of a supporting extracellular matrix.
Podosome formation requires no cell-matrix traction force
MBI’s Cheng-han Yu from the Sheetz group has shown that in the absence of traction forces, for example, on fluid substrates, fibroblasts form podosomes rather than focal adhesions.
2013 Mechanobiology Conference on the Dynamic Architecture of Cells and Tissues
Singapore hosts over two hundred and fifty scientists, dignitaries, and researchers at this year’s joint WIS-MBI Mechanobiology Conference.
MBI’s Linda Kenney receives Biophysical Society Distinguished Service Award
Acknowledging her efforts in developing new communities and fostering the international growth of the mechanobiology field within the Biophysical Society.
Mechanical coupling between the actin cytoskeleton and the nucleus
MBI PI Shivashankar’s lab has showed that perinuclear apical actin can directly affect nuclear height and transmit force to chromatin.
Slowing down liver cancer
MBI PI Low Boon Chuan’s lab has found switching on the Rho protein slows the growth of liver tumours by up to 30 percent.